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Federal Government Announces $250 One-Off Payment for Eligible Carers

  Yesterday, the Federal Budget announced a one-off cost of living payment of $250 to help carers and other vulnerable Australians meet costs of living pressures. The benefit is to be automatically paid to all eligible recipients in April 2022. An estimated 230,000 Western Australians provide unpaid care and support to a family member or friendRead more

Understanding the Carer Recognition Act 2004

What is the Carer Recognition Act 2004  The Carers Recognition Act is an important piece of legislation passed in 2004 that was essentially developed in response to calls from carers for greater recognition and consideration by service providers, giving carers a real voice for the first time. The act aims to change the way weRead more

Filming our Future with Bridie

  Experience the magic of ballroom dancing as you meet Bridie in a captivating new 15-part disability-led documentary series by Screenwest and Carers WA. The series aims to ensure individuals, families and friends in caring roles and communities have the best opportunity to thrive and have the capacity to respond to emerging needs and challenges.Read more

Filming our Future with Steve and Cathy

  In a stunning celebration of the life and achievements of swimming champion Stephen Donovan and his mum and carer, Cathy Donovan, “Filming Our Future” explores the way that sport and physical activities can drive inclusion and community cohesion. This captivating new 15-part disability-led documentary series by Screenwest and Carers WA aims to ensure individuals,Read more

Filming our Future with North Beach Football Club

  Peter Panagopoulos is the integrated coach at North Beach Football Club. He stars in “Filming Our Future”, which captures the joy and vibrancy that this club brings to the lives of all its players and explores the way that sport and physical activities can drive inclusion and community cohesion. Integrated football is open toRead more

Filming our Future with Cooper and Nicole

“Filming Our Future” captures the heart-warming story of a fearless young nipper and his mum and carer Nicole. It celebrates the ways that both him and his mum step out of their comfort zone and into the tossing waves to forge new community connections and lifelong skills. Cooper is an energetic ten-year-old boy who lovesRead more

Carers WA COVID-19 Update – 1st February 2022

The health and safety of carers, their families and the wider community is the highest priority for Carers WA. As of 1st February, proof of vaccination will be required to enter any Carers WA premise, to receive in-person services, and to attend any Carers WA workshop or event. Carers WA are committed to complying withRead more

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What services and helplines are available over Christmas

It has been another significant year as we work hard to remain connected and supportive of our family members and friends while navigating the changing landscape of COVID-19. Carers WA would like to thank you all for your continued support and wish you a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year. We lookRead more

Despene Sattler

Despene shares her caring story

Carers WA Ambassador for National Carers Week 2021, Despene Sattler shares her story of caring for her late husband, Howard.   My Life As A Carer … written by Despene Sattler. “My role as a carer for my husband began long before I realised that I was even a carer. He had been initially diagnosedRead more

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Leonie shares her caring story

We recently sat down and spoke to Leonie, a carer living in WA supporting her uncle with Down Syndrome.   When did you realise you were a carer? Leonie first got a glimpse of the caring role when she visited her mum who at the time was caring for Leonie’s Uncle Eric who has DownRead more

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